The growth of microcomputer applications in industrialized countries is predicated on an existing base that includes the ready availability of affordable hardware and software, trained personnel, capable maintenance, efficient communication systems, and a benign environment; applications are selected and facilitated by a wide range of underlying ex

chapter |4 pages


ByReport of an Ad Hoc Panel on the Use of Microcomputers for Developing Countries

chapter |8 pages


chapter |7 pages

Conclusions and Recommendations

part Section 1|48 pages

Development-Assistance Policies and Strategies

part Section 2|57 pages

Developing-Country Experiences

chapter 5|3 pages

Microcomputers in the West African Region

ByS. B. Jaiyesimi

chapter 7|8 pages

Computers and Education in Kenya: Problems and Prospects

ByR. J. P. Scott

chapter 8|4 pages

Microcomputers in Zimbabwe: Problems and Suggested Remedies

ByG. R. Fairall

chapter 9|5 pages

Microcomputers in Egypt: Problems and Recommendations

ByΑ. Ε. Sarhan

chapter 10|9 pages

Microcomputers, Small Institutions, and Markets: The Case of Paraguay

ByNorman F. Anderson, Thomas B. Boreiko

part Section 4|74 pages

Acquisition and Management of Information Technology

chapter 18|9 pages

Social and Organizational Analysis in Automation Strategy and Planning

ByJoseph Gueron, Jerry Vansant

chapter 20|6 pages

Building Information-Management Systems for Developing Countries

ByClay G. Wescott

chapter 21|10 pages

Microcomputer Implementations in the Least-Developed Countries: Some Policy Considerations

ByCraig Calhoun, Pamela DeLargy, John Freymann, Dale Whittington

chapter 22|30 pages

Impact of Microcomputers on Health in the Third World

ByJohn A. Daly

part Section 5|21 pages

Information Systems

chapter 24|13 pages

A New Opportunity in Development

ByBernard M. Woods